1: Pat Neshek and Tommy Hunter to have sub 2.50 ERA, entire bullpen to be sub-3.50
Everyone loves getting new toys for christmas, the only thing better is actually getting to play with them. Neshek was superb in his tenure last year as a Phillie, in 43 games he matched a 1.12 ERA with three wins and a save. An ERA below 2.50 is almost a guarantee for the reigning All Star as in 3 years in the National League (167 games) he has delivered a phenomenal 2.10 ERA out of the pen.
Hunter’s goal is not as much of a guarantee. ERA wise, Hunter is coming off his best year. He he has a bumpier career, however he has had a solid career and while fans shouldn’t be as confident in him, it is definitely a possibility. Hopefully not only their skill, but veteran leadership can improve super dependable bullpen that finished with a 4.18 ERA and just 33 team saves, 26 from primary closer Hector Neris, in 57 opportunities. If the Phillies want any Wild Card hope, they will most definitely need to improve the pen.